Eagleville sweeps Cornersville in golf

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Cornersville's Jacob Griffis hits an approach shot on the first hole at the Lewisburg Recreation Center. Photos by Louis G. Scheuchenzuber

Although they posted two of the top three individual scores, the Cornersville Bulldogs golf team was unable to come away with a victory on Thursday afternoon, as they fell to the Eagleville Eagles at the Lewisburg Recreation Center.

Taking the four best scores from six players, Eagleville posted a team total of 190, while the Bulldogs finished 19 strokes back and ended the day with a 209.

Dakota Beech was the low man for the Eagles and shot a 43 over nine holes. Vince Zocco followed Beech with a 46, while Ransom McRee and Daniel Stiles notched a 48 and a 53 respectively.

Cornersville's Samantha Reese sinks a putt on the second hole at the Lewisburg Recreation Center.

Jacob Griffis and Tate Lowery both turned in solid rounds for the Bulldogs and each carded a 43 with Lowery recording a birdie on the par three fourth hole. Cornersville, however, did not have another player break 60 in the match, as Taylor Carlton posted a 61, while J.D. Crabtree and Justin Singleton tied for the fourth best score on the team with a 62.

"Even though we lost, I was pleased with everybody's attitude. My top two boys played really well. Tate had a lifetime shot on the fourth hole and nearly got a hole in one. He's getting better and better. Jacob is a real steady player and usually shoots in the high 30s or low 40s," said CHS coach Kevin Wright.

Eagleville also took home the victory in the girls match and posted a team score of 98, while the Lady Bulldogs finished with a 112 after taking the top two rounds from four players.

Brooklyn Snell led the Lady Eagles with a 47 and Nicole Duke recorded a 51. Senior Kaitlyn Rogers paced Cornersville with a 52, while Samantha Reese notched a 60.

"Kaitlyn has been up and down, but she has a lot of ability and has the potential to shoot in the low 40s," said Wright. "My other two girls are coming around and are improving."

After facing Summit at the Lewisburg Recreation Center on Tuesday, Cornersville will take on Hickman County on Thursday at Saddle Creek Golf Course.